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Best Vegetarian Spots In Las Vegas

January 4, 2011 8:11 PM

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Boy, has vegetarian come a long way. Gone are the days of the eye roll or meat-and-potatoes jabs when vegetarian food is mentioned. Nowadays, many people have made vegan and vegetarian a part of their lives, even if they’re not “all-in” entirely. Whether it be an occasional cleanse or a lifestyle choice, vegetarian is part of most menus. So much so that notables proclaiming such strong before and after reactions have literally raised the availability factor of not only vegetarian but great vegetarian cuisine. Always the trailblazer, Las Vegas’ own Steve Wynn has ordered up Five-Star vegetarian and vegan menu options at each of his finest hotel restaurants (Wynn-Encore), and we can assure he has taste-tested each dish! If you can’t get there right away, here are a few other best vegetarian spots in Las Vegas. – Marco Medrano
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Samosa Factory

4604 West Sahara Avenue, Suite 6
Las Vegas, NV 89102
(702) 258- 9196
www.samosafactory.net

Samosa Factory is an eye-popping enticement. Each dish is prepared not only for its presentation but for your mouth to scream, “We’re coming back!” Its Matter Paneer is comforting, hearty and zesty. One of the original fine Indian restaurants of Las Vegas, Samosa Factory continues to evolve with its discerning clients and published “Best Of” reputation. Here, the vegan menu outweighs the vegetarian selections in volume, but rest assured, you still won’t know which to order first. Hours: Monday through Thursday, 5 to 9 p.m.; Friday, 5 to 10 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 3 p.m. and 5 to 10 p.m.; closed Sundays and most major holidays.

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Namaste

953 East Sahara Avenue
(in the Commercial Center)
Las Vegas, NV 89104
(702) 892-9695
www.namastelasvegas.com

Namaste ( namah + te; greetings of sincere acknowledgement) Indian Cuisine of Las Vegas has placed as one of the best restaurants in Las Vegas many times over the years. What’s terrific about Namaste is carnivores and vegetarians can dine in mutual bliss, as the restaurant offers more than a dozen gourmet vegetarian dishes that weren’t just placed on the menu as an afterthought. The food presentation is colorful and mouth-watering and leans to kosher. The menu is just bursting with hard-to-decide dishes and has a full bar. The fact the owner Melque is kind and beautiful in spirit makes it that much easier to jaunt across town for a meal. Try the Malai Kofta — dumplings of mashed potatoes, cheese and vegetables in a creamy onion sauce, garnished with coriander. Or try the Dal Makhani — black lentils stewed in butter and tomato sauce with fresh herbs and spices. Namaste could become one of your regular haunts. Hours: lunch buffet — every day, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. ($9.99); dinner — Sunday through Thursday, 5:30 to 10 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 5:30 to 10:30 p.m.

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India Palace

505 East Twain Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89169
(702) 796-4177
www.indiapalacelv.com

Not only is India Palace eye-catching from the outside, its superb authentic cuisine is well presented in a pleasing modern interior. You know it has to be good when the place is frequented by India natives and dignitaries. Though not a 100-percent vegetarian menu, you won’t miss a thing here. The Baingan Bharta (Tandoor baked eggplant sautéed with herbs and spices) is a filling flavor-fest. If you’re watching calories but won’t sacrifice a boring taste bud, the Navratan Korma mixes veggies with cheese in a creamy sauce with cashews, almonds and raisins. This is when we wished they served refills. Hours: Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 5 to 10:30 p.m.; Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 to 10:30 p.m.; Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and 5 to 10:30 p.m.

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